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May 18 2017

CTL Ep 32 – Relationally Driven Homeschooling with Katie Duckett

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Today’s guest is the lovely Katie Duckett sharing how she took her homeschooling from frustration and check boxes to building her year relationally with her kids. Katie has been homeschooling for seven years and currently has boys in 6th, 5th, and kindergarten, with a 2 year old girl along for the ride!

After reaching a low in frustration from trying to get all the things done, which just resulted in not enjoying school and even questioning if homeschooling maybe wasn’t right after all, Katie realized she was listening to the wrong voices. Before she could truly embrace who she was created to be as a homeschooler, she needed to stop listening to the other voices who said what you should or should not do. That coupled with some great books (see resources) helped her develop the Relationally-Driven Homeschool method.

Kate’s role as teacher changed from checking things off a list to coming alongside her kids and learning with them while really paying close attention to the condition of their hearts.  Their homeschool time became greatly simplified as Katie immersed her family in great books and deep conversations to foster a true love of learning.

“The end goal should be for our kids to have good relationships with us, their siblings, to feel safe exploring who they were made to be, and to be fully versed in the fabric of history that makes our lives so rich. We get the privilege of being with our kids 24/7 – seeing their heart issues and character struggles and being able to help them through those. It’s never just about the math being hard – there’s a deeper character issue and we have the liberty to stop, draw back and get to the heart of the issues.” – Katie Duckett

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Her Instagram!  may_these_arrows_fly

You simply MUST head over to Katie’s instagram account- may_these_arrows_fly – and read all the amazing goodness that she has been posting about #relationallydrivenhomeschooling! Just use that hashtag to go back and read all of the posts in order.  You will feel both inspired and refreshed when you take it all in.

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You can find Katie on IG as may_these_arrows_fly.


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8 thoughts on “CTL Ep 32 – Relationally Driven Homeschooling with Katie Duckett

  1. Gina

    Hands down the best podcast I have heard so far with Mrs. Duckett and the relationally driven homeschool. I have wracked my brain trying to decide on a box curriculum versus strictly Charlotte Mason and this has refocused me in the best way.

  2. Kristin Grauman

    This was SO good!!! One of my favorite podcasts from all the different shows I listen to! I resonated so well and she was so encouraging in what I am feeling as I plan the next school year. I would love more details of her lesson planning! Maybe another show with her giving up the nitty gritty.

    1. MacKenzie

      I AM hoping to have her on the show much more next year. I will also be releasing a homeschool planning course very soon that will talk about some of Katie’s methods that I also use.

    1. MacKenzie

      Thank you! Katie did such a beautiful job and speaks so much grace and beauty over homeschooling!

  3. April

    I never comment on blogs, much less search out a podcast website to comment, but I had to. This podcast was SO SO good!! This has seriously transformed the way I look at homeschooling (and many other areas of my life, actually.) Amazing what a simple mind shift can do for the atmosphere of our home and homeschool. Thank you for sharing this with the world!


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